The district Forest Department staff continued the operation of capturing wild elephants that caused continuous trouble in human habitation.
Today they captured a 40-year-old female elephant and its male calf near Kenchammana Hoskote in Alur taluk in the district.
With the capture of the two elephants, the number of elephants caught by the department has increased to 17.
All these pachyderms would be tamed in elephant camps in different parts of South Karnataka. The department has the task of capturing eight more elephants from the area. The staff had tracked movement of the elephants with the help of the radio collar tied to two female elephants, that lead the group.
Another female elephant and its calf were captured on Monday. The department has made preparations to complete the operation within a week. The captured elephants will be shifted to elephant camps today. The department has the task of capturing 25 elephants, which have been causing problems in Alur and Sakaleshpur taluks, officials said.